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The Barn Museum

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An interesting collection

The detail in these miniatures is amazing. The collection is in a barn on two levels and it was... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2016

Fascinating collection built many years ago now. Attention to detail was amazing. I'm always... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2014
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  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 23, 2018
“What a gem”
Jun 20, 2017
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413 P St, South Amana, IA 52334-0124
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

I hope this is the place we visited, there were 2 barn museums, but the picture here makes me think this is the place. This would delight for alk ages, many miniatures of different kinds, farms, logging, New Salem, and more. All done by one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is one of those places most people would pass by. It is not kept clean. I would not pay the admission again but glad we stopped.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

The detail in these miniatures is amazing. The collection is in a barn on two levels and it was warm the day we visited. There is no air conditioning but that did not distract from the experience. The buildings were constructed with evident care by...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped here on a tour of the Amana colonies. Located in a drafty barn, the day we arrived it was cold inside and out. The present owner is the son of the craftsman that made all of the small buildings. We started our self...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fascinating collection built many years ago now. Attention to detail was amazing. I'm always fascinated by what people decide to do with their time and talent. And this is a good example. The only reason that I didn't give five stars is because the collection...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

We loved this place. I don't know if it was the amazing capacity for one man to have dedicated so much time to building these homes/barns/towns or the fact that we had been shopping in the Colonies all day and it was a great reprieve....More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Hannah520
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The miniatures that you see in this little museum are fantastic! Kudos to this family for sharing their treasures with us! A definite must see you you are visiting Amana Colonies

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank monkeedee2
Reviewed January 26, 2013

What a great surprise to find this place. Our kids love anything "minature" so when we heard about The Barn we decided to stop. The craftsmanship, detail, time and effort that went into building these displays is amazing. We are not talking about a few...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank uncle_stu66
Reviewed September 12, 2011

This was our second visit to the museum, but our first since we've had kids. Our 4 and 6 year old boys were along this time. The collection is mostly built by one man, and mostly during the 70's and early 80's when he died....More

Date of experience: August 2011
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